FATAL ATtracTION

 

Episode posted Sep. 12, 2017

That poor bunny got tossed onto the stove 30 years ago this week, and Chris and Drew are observing the anniversary with special guest Roth Cornet, talking about all the ways the American conversation about sex, gender and mental health has changed and hasn't changed. But can we all agree that Glenn Close offers a bravura performance?

 
 

EPISODE NOTES

@1:56: People's "Real-Life Fatal Attractions" story

@7:22: The Saved by the Bell episode "Fatal Distraction"

@7:38: The Wiktionary entry for "bunny boiler"

@9:51: Glenn Close's 2013 interview where she says the mental illness aspects of her character didn't occur to her

@10:44: Actually, borderline personality disorder first appeared in the DSM-III in 1980

@11:04: All about erotomania

@12:31: The etymology of 'cunt' and 'cunny'

@12:33: BTW, the bunny they used in that scene was real, it turns out

@14:40: The original ending to Fatal Attraction, in which Glenn Close's character commits suicide

@20:00: The fight to keep the original ending to Fatal Attraction

@21:50: The most dated aspect to Fatal Attraction is the cluelessness of Michael Douglas's character

@23:38: But seriously what is going on with the daughter's haircut? 

@32:18: Fatal Attraction as a blueprint for every subsequent 'female psycho stalker' movie

@36:44: The Newsweek article that said a single 40-year-old woman stood a better change of getting killed by a terrorist than getting married

@37:07: Differences between the play adaptation of Fatal Attraction at the movie version

@40:40: Every other actress [allegedly] considered for the role of Alex Forrest

@41:35: Jane Krakowski had almost all her scenes deleted

@53:01: Watch Diversion, the 1980 short film that was adapted into Fatal Attraction

@58:03: Check out Roth's work on Screen Junkies